The Elimination Food Plan

An elimination food plan (a.k.a. the elimination diet) is one way for doctors to pinpoint a possible cause of a medical problem. This part of a treatment plan takes a methodological approach to [...]

Milk Thistle

When it comes to our bodies, we have an incredible immune system in place to combat disease and ailments. That’s why humans are able to live such long and healthy lives. The cornerstone of this [...]

Echinacea

Echinacea, when used properly, represents a tool in the fight against the common cold and influenza. Simultaneously, echinacea has been the subject of controversy due to the herb’s side effects. [...]

Acid Reflux (GERD)

Within the context of integrative medicine physicians may recommend other ways to treat acid reflux (a.k.a  GERD or heartburn). What Is GERD (a.k.a. heartburn)? GERD occurs when the contents from [...]

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health

For many Americans, health problems can be linked to the foods we eat. The Western diet unfortunately consists of many refined, manufactured and processed foods.  Considering this, the [...]

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a philosophy and practice of the medical arts that integrates all aspects of a patient’s healing. This healing-oriented medicine takes into account the whole person.

Osteoarthritis

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, decreased mobility and decreased function of certain joints. Patients may find it hard to move around, or some joints may not have as wide a range of [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Functional medicine doctors may recommend a diet that alters a patient’s diet, encourages the right kind of gut flora to grow, reduces inflammation, gets rid of any infections, and reduces stress.

Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches affect about 18 percent of women, 6 percent of men and 10 percent of children in the United States. Migraines differ from normal headaches in that the pain is acute and it [...]

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